This Disney/Pixar animated film burrows into the mind of a tween girl, where we meet her emotions — voiced by Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith. More than an exciting adventure story, it’s a meditation on how memories shape our lives. (FULL REVIEW)
Now 93, a retired Sherlock Holmes ( Ian McKellen) reopens the one case he could never solve, at the same time befriending the young son of his housekeeper ( Laura Linney). McKellen is fun as a man abashed by the legend that has grown up around him. (FULL REVIEW)
Learning to Drive
She’s an elitist Manhattan literary critic. He’s an Indian cab driver. Together, Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley make a charmingly odd couple in a film about perfect strangers who discover they’re just what the other one needs. (FULL REVIEW)
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Director Guy Ritchie’s fond reimagining of the classic 1960s spy series is set smack in the Cold War. While Henry Cavill channels his inner George Hamilton as dapper Napoleon Solo, Armie Hammer plays Russian spy Illya Kuryakin just the way we envisioned Russkies back then: humorless and musclebound. (FULL REVIEW)
Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation
After parsing the title’s tricky punctuation, taking down an international terror cell should be easy for Tom Cruise & Co. We’ve seen this nonstop whirl of double agents, impossible stunts and breathtaking challenges before, but nobody does it like Tom and the IMF. (FULL REVIEW)
Transforming from middle-aged actor to action star, Luke Wilson plays a devoted dad who must rescue his wife (Lake Bell) and two daughters from a machete-wielding horde in an unnamed Asian nation. (With Pierce Brosnan as a hard-drinking, womanizing ex-pat.)
Ricki and the Flash
Meryl Streep stars as a third-tier rocker who returns for a visit with her ex-hubby (Kevin Kline) and grown kids years after she abandoned them to follow her guitar dreams. Turns out — natch — they’re all just what each other needs right now. Rick Springfield plays her bandmate/boyfriend. (FULL REVIEW)
The Second Mother
Brazilian star Regina Casé is brilliant as a housekeeper whose modern-minded daughter comes to stay at the home where she works in São Paulo, only to scandalize Mom and her employers with her disregard for class boundaries.
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